The first night of Chanukah is Wednesday night; December 1st.
Chanukah celebrations will receive a significant boost this year as Chabad's TAG Hebrew School families begin the festive holiday with a Grand Outdoor Menorah Lighting and Chanukah event.
The Chanukah celebration will include Jewish music, holiday foods and games, as well as a display of all the students' hand-made menorahs.
"On the first night of Chanukah the children will gather outside to kindle a giant menorah. The Fourth of July celebrates our independence, but Chanukah celebrates the right of religious freedom" said Rabbi Kranz. "Chanukah is as American as apple pie."